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  • How can Google snap its stock out of its stupor? Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader's digital ad prices and the company's expensive investments in far-out technology has trimmed its profit margins. Those factors have left some investors wondering what Google might do to boost its stock price, especially after...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29- Google Inc plans to keep making ambitious and costly bets on futuristic products, even if it means shelving some of its most beloved projects. The comments by Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette during Thursday's quarterly results conference call struck a decidedly different tone from Google's talk earlier this month of Glass "...

  • Final Glance: Internet companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

    eBay rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $53.96. Google Inc class A rose$. 80 or. 2 percent, to $513.23. LinkedIn Corp. rose $2.58 or 1.2 percent, to $223.04.

  • *Wall St rallies as Apple, Boeing lead in late-day surge. Major Wall Street indexes surged almost 1 percent or more as Apple Inc and Boeing Co extended gains following their strong earnings reports earlier this week. Amazon.com and Google Inc reported earnings after the bell, with Amazon shares gaining as much as 8.5 percent, but Google fell almost 5 percent.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars. The latest letdown came Thursday with the release of Google's...

  • After-hours buzz: Amazon.com, Google, Visa & More Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    Companies making headlines after the bell Thursday:

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29- Google Inc's revenue grew 15 percent in the fourth quarter, falling short of Wall Street's target on declining online ad prices and unfavorable foreign exchange rates. Shares of Google fell 3.5 percent to $493 in after-hours trading on Thursday. Google said on Thursday the average price of its online ads, or "cost per click," decreased 3...

  • Google misses Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. _ Google Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $4.76 billion. After subtracting Google's advertising commissions, revenue was $14.48 billion, which also missed Street forecasts. Google shares have fallen slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has fallen nearly 2...

  • Google Q4 revenue rises 15 percent Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:08 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29- Google Inc's revenue grew 15 percent in the final three months of the year, falling short of Wall Street's revenue target as the price of its online ads remained under pressure. Google said consolidated revenue totaled $18.10 billion, compared to $15.71 billion in the year-ago period. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S were...

  • Google misses on top & bottom line  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:05 PM ET

    Google is reporting EPS miss of $6.88 on revenue miss of $18.1 billion, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's underwhelming holiday quarter performance and an escalating war of words with a powerful Chinese industry regulator highlight two major risks to its seemingly fairy-tale ascent: politics and the shift to mobile commerce. Now, Wall Street is cutting back on expectations in part because of fears that Chinese...

  • Smartphone Snapshot: Samsung getting squeezed Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 3:01 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The runaway success of Apple's newest iPhone has fueled a dramatic shift in the global market: the California tech giant is now neck-and-neck with South Korea's Samsung for the title of world's leading seller of smartphones. Apple set the standard for modern smartphones when it released the first iPhone in 2007, but Samsung has been the market...

  • This will be huge for Twitter, says angel investor Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 2:06 PM ET

    When celebrities, politicians, journalists and writers start to post video on Twitter, it will go supernova, Jason Calacanis said.

  • What the tech industry really looks like for women Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:14 PM ET
    A woman walks by at Google's Washington headquarters, in Washington, DC.

    Tech companies like Facebook and Google have released diversity figures to show a gender breakdown of their workforce.

  • Twitter video huge: Angel investor  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:36 AM ET

    Jason Calacanis, CEO & Co-founder, Weblogs, defends Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, and gives reasons why he believes Twitter's venture into video will be a very big deal.

  • Facebook becomes new darling of the retail trader Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:12 AM ET
    People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Oct. 29, 2014.

    The retail investor really loves Facebook's stock, continuing to pile into the shares in the new year, according to a look at retail accounts with TD Ameritrade.

  • Google a 'great story to own': Analyst  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan and Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster talk about why Google's outlook could be more important than its fourth quarter earnings report.

  • US stock-index futures add to gains after claims Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the Alibaba Group IPO opening.

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a mostly higher open on Thursday ahead of a major day of earnings from Wall Street's biggest tech firms.

  • EU plans to step up fight on online jihadi propaganda Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 8:10 AM ET

    Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told reporters in Riga that the EU needs to deepen cooperation with the Internet industry "and to strengthen the commitment of social media platforms in order to reduce illegal content online." Already before this month's shooting massacres carried out by Islamic extremists in Paris, EU officials had been...

  • 'Vengeful' market eyes Google and Amazon  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:48 AM ET

    Colin Gillis, BGC Financial tech analyst, provides a preview of the tech giants' earnings amid currency fluctuations and growing competition.